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    Quote Originally Posted by rawkinrobbievh1 View Post
    Oh yeah , the first 6 albums were much more aggressive sounding . Those were the days of Dave's "big rock" mentality , and Eddie's virtuoso & dazzle approach .
    That's some of the most exciting rock music ever made !!!

    5150 was a shift in attitude and approach . That's where Eddie wanted to go . No matter what he says about $$ , i think Ed's happy to have reached a wider audience .
    "When we get nominated for a Grammy and win , i'll thank Dave for leaving..." .

    They weren't winning any Grammy's for "Romeo Delight" or "Girl Gone Bad" .
    Maybe not, but they SHOULD have been winning Grammy's for that stuff, haha! CVH, in a sense, was the ultimate anti-establishment band. Rolling Stone all but denied they even existed over the whole original Dave era...f**king arrogant idiots, I really despise everything about that rag, but I digress...
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    Maybe i'm wrong.

    "Girl Gone Bad" is pretty challenging, rhythm wise, but he still had that old Ed tone happening.

    But the song's on 5150 had a different feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Drummer View Post
    Maybe not, but they SHOULD have been winning Grammy's for that stuff, haha! CVH, in a sense, was the ultimate anti-establishment band. Rolling Stone all but denied they even existed over the whole original Dave era...f**king arrogant idiots, I really despise everything about that rag, but I digress...
    Totally !
    I referenced RD and GGB because they are two of the most rockin' tunes that VH put out , IMO . It's almost criminal that the guys didn't get some form of mainstream kudos for their early work . Of course , Eddie won all the Best Guitarist polls , and each record going platinum was cool , but ... ?

    They deserved more , somehow .
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    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    Maybe i'm wrong.

    "Girl Gone Bad" is pretty challenging, rhythm wise, but he still had that old Ed tone happening.

    But the song's on 5150 had a different feel.
    You're not wrong .

    The early stuff was blazing . "Girl Gone Bad" had some tricky rhythms and leads , not to mention Ed's 1984 tone . It's one of my favorite songs by a band who has dozens and dozens of great ones !!!

    5150 had a different feel and mindset .
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    "Summer nights" and "5150" would have made killer instrumentals, imo.
    The melodies are all implied in the music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    "Summer nights" and "5150" would have made killer instrumentals, imo.
    The melodies are all implied in the music.
    Those two, along with "Good Enough", are my 3 favs off the album. Terrific playing by the Brothers on those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Drummer View Post
    Those two, along with "Good Enough", are my 3 favs off the album. Terrific playing by the Brothers on those.
    I totally agree with you two , on that one .
    Eddie's music has always been able to stand on it's own . The man just oozes musical genius and instinct .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Drummer View Post
    Those two, along with "Good Enough", are my 3 favs off the album. Terrific playing by the Brothers on those.
    I like "Good Enough", as well.

    Again, that thing would have worked as an instrumental (or been bettered by Dave's vocals or lyrics).

    I keep hearing 5150 on the radio, random tunes, and it's got it's own charm.
    I hated it at the time, though i grudgingly liked 'Good enough' and '5150.'

    I didn't even buy it straight away, this nerdy kid had the tape.
    I threw it on, and i did like the groove of "Good enough."
    Sadly, the next tune killed the vibe.

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    5150 has moments that i connect to "The Wild Life."
    It's like that netherworld between 1984 and 5150, that strange spot.
    I like that aspect of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    I like "Good Enough", as well.

    Again, that thing would have worked as an instrumental (or been bettered by Dave's vocals or lyrics).

    I keep hearing 5150 on the radio, random tunes, and it's got it's own charm.
    I hated it at the time, though i grudgingly liked 'Good enough' and '5150.'

    I didn't even buy it straight away, this nerdy kid had the tape.
    I threw it on, and i did like the groove of "Good enough."
    Sadly, the next tune killed the vibe.
    Haha, reminds me of my cousin and I when we were kids. We liked it cuz it was VH, but it didnt feel right not having Dave in the band, and we HATED WCTBL. I still cant stand that song, paint by numbers pop rock, and too lazy to be worthy of the VH's talent...It was, honestly, a letdown for us when that record came out.

    Dave would have been excellent for a bunch of those tunes...
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